B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30059 / Barker’s Burdens

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30059 / Barker’s Burdens


  • RCL: EP-G

MACR: 685


History of
B-17 42-30059 / Barker’s Burdens

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-G] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Paris 3/9/43 with Chas Floyd, Co-pilot: Jack Boyd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Neal, Radio Operator: Theo Price, Ball turret gunner: Earl Griggs, Waist gunner: Pete Theodore, Waist gunner: Dale Huffer,Tail gunner: John Williams (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bob Rosenburg, B-Frank Coon (2 Prisoner of War); hit in #3 engine by aircraft above 42-30089 then crashed Beaumont, near Evreux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 685. BARKER’S BURDEN.

Last updated: 16. September 2017


B-17 42-30059 / Barker’s Burdens Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30089 ‘Sunny’ on 03 September 1943. The debris of both B-17s hits the lower flying B-17 #42-30035 ‘Torchy aka Pasadena’, which also went down and crashed.


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